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Isao East Oshima Interview

Date: June 17, 2009
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Videographer: Dana Hoshide
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1014-7
01:08:42
18 segments
Nisei male. Born April 20, 1921, in Berkeley, California. Family moved frequently as a child, and was living in Oakland, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, eventually settling permanently in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
This interview is part of the Twin Cities JACL Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Family background: father's immigration to U.S. as a college student Segment 1 of 18 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Description of siblings Segment 2 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Moving frequently as a child due to father's work Segment 3 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Memories of living in Redwood City, California Segment 4 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 5 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Preparing for mass removal Segment 6 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Living conditions at Topaz, Utah Segment 7 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Leaving camp and settling in Cleveland, finding work Segment 8 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Deciding to move to the Twin Cities Segment 9 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Establishing a career Segment 10 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Taking up ballroom dancing Segment 11 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Getting married Segment 12 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Encountering discrimination when trying to purchase a home Segment 13 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Buying a home despite discrimination Segment 14 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Career as a buyer for a large company Segment 15 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Thoughts on receiving redress Segment 16 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Observing changes in the Twin Cities over the years Segment 17 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Reflections Segment 18 of 18 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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